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  August 2009 | Archive | Chinese

 

Despite the current economic gloom, NUS Business School witnessed altruism in the last few weeks. We are grateful for the gift donation of a million dollars from our Indonesian alumnus in support of needy undergraduates. We are also heartened to receive donations for the School’s bursary funds through an art exhibition and also invited Mr Jet Li to share and raise awareness of his philanthropic work.

Our students and alumni were also busy, organizing and taking part in many events in a magnanimous exchange of information. Forums, international conferences, breakfast talks and industry visits facilitated the upgrade of knowledge, both on the part of the hosts and the participants.

Together with the Singapore Business Federation, the NUS Business School Alumni Association has taken another step to serve the industry by acting as a middle-man between SMEs and PMETs. We hope that the Business Advisors Programme can empower SMEs to fulfil their growth potential.

Last but not least, I would like to offer my heartiest congratulations and best wishes to our graduates students and welome them as our alumni. And a warm welcome to students of all nationalities taking our CEMS Master’s in International Management. I look forward to seeing your successes in the industry.

Prof Bernard Yeung
Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor
NUS Business School

   
 
 
Philanthropy Breakfast Talk with Jet Li
 
 

Held on 30 July at Nexus at University Hall, the Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy and UBS hosted the NUS Business School – UBS Philanthropy Breakfast Talk by Mr Jet Li, an international martial arts celebrity and founder of The One Foundation.

Deeply committed to his philanthropic work, Mr Li shared insights on how he started to embark on volunteer work, and his mission for The One Foundation, an international non-profit organization established in April 2007. The talk was well-attended by business leaders, senior managers and alumni of the School.

 
 

 

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Raising Funds for Needy Students
 

Jointly-organized by NUS Business School, Chinese Calligraphy Society of Singapore and Singapore Cultural Studies Society, and supported by NUS Business School Mandarin Alumni, the Peh Chin Hua Charity Art Exhibition took place over three days. President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor, His Excellency S R Nathan graced the occasion as the guest-of-honour.

Mr Peh Chin Hua, former Member of Parliament for Jalan Besar GRC and an alumnus of Asia Pacific Executive MBA (Chinese) 2002, initiated this fundraising event to garner support for donations towards the School's bursary funds.

 
NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor, His Excellency S R Nathan, NUS Business School Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor Bernard Yeung and Mr Peh Chin Hua who initiated the charity art exhibition to raise funds for needy business undergraduates.
 
A total of $440,000 was raised to support 170 more business undergraduates with a $2,500 bursary fund each. In appreciation of the donors, Mr Peh created personalised paintings with special inscriptions for them. NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan and NUS Business School Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor Bernard Yeung also presented plaques of appreciation to the donors.
 

 

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Gift Donation of $1 million to the School
 

NUS Business School has received another gift of $1 million from Dr Tahir, Chairman of the Mayapada Group in Indonesia and Vice-President of the Indonesian Chinese Chamber of Commerce. It will be used to set up the Tahir Indonesian Scholarship and the Tahir Student Exchange Award at NUS Business School, to support financially-needy business undergraduates to pursue higher education.

An alumnus of NUS, Dr Tahir is a strong advocate of education and has consistently given his support to this cause. His first gift to the School was made in 2006 to set up an endowed Tahir Financial Scholarship for the same purpose.

 

NUS Business School Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor Bernard Yeung and Dr Tahir, Chairman of Mayapada Group, Indonesia during the gift agreement signing ceremony.

 
 

 

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Third Singapore International Conference on Finance

 
Jointly organized by Department of Finance and the Saw Centre for Financial Studies, the Third Singapore International Conference on Finance was held at the NUSS Guild Hall from 14 to 15 July. A total of 120 participants with research interests in the fields of banking, finance, economics and risk management from local and overseas universities attended the conference.  

The keynote speaker was Prof Sheridan Titman, who holds the position of Walter W. McAllister Centennial Chair in Financial Services, Department of Finance, University of Texas, Austin. He presented the value of clean energy business ideas using a real options theory and an innovative venture capitalism concept.

Financial experts from leading academic institutions also shared new ideas and findings. Coupled with rigorous discussion, this conference provided a great opportunity for stimulating the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

 
 

 

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Breakfast Talk Series on the Financial Crisis: The Asia Factor and the China-Led Recovery
 
As part of a series of breakfast talks aimed at engaging the senior business community and bringing relevant business knowledge to business professionals, Professor Bernard Yeung, Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, spoke to an exclusive group of CEOs, leaders and senior managers on The Financial Crisis: The Asia Factor and the China-Led Recovery at the Four Seasons Hotel.
 
Prof Bernard Yeung addressing business leaders and professionals during the breakfast talk on the financial crisis.
 

Prof Yeung delivered an insightful presentation on the current financial crisis, focusing on the global recovery that is being led by China. He also elaborated on the origins of the crisis, the current issues of the day and the upcoming scenarios for the China-led recovery. The talk was timely for the participants, many of whom were from the banking and finance industry or whose positions required them to make strategic decisions with financial implications.

 

 

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Congratulations to Prof Duan Jin-Chuan from Department of Finance, for his recent launch of a new book titled. Translated as 'Opportunities within a crisis', this book serves to provide explanations about the current economic crisis and the lessons that we can learn from it.

  Prof Duan is also the Director of Risk Management Institute (RMI) and Cycle & Carriage Professor of Finance. He was also elected as a fellow in Academia Sinica in July 2008.
 
 
 
A Warm Welcome for Students of CEMS Master’s in International Management
 

As the first and only university in Asia to be a full CEMS Academic Member in 2008, NUS Business School extended a warm welcome to its 26 CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM) students from over 19 nationalities as they started their first semester here.

Under this programme, business students can obtain 3 degrees: an honours degree; a Master of Science in Management at NUS and a CEMS Master’s in International Management, all within 5˝ years. Students under this programme will also experience cross-cultural exchange in 2 different countries for 2 semesters.

One recent graduate of this programme is Ms June Zhu Yuan who spent two semesters in HEC Paris in France as well as the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

"The CEMS MIM programme is truly unique, being equipped with an exchange programme which has dedicated resources from all the member schools and corporate partners to deliver the best curriculum and support to its students," commented June.

 
 
 

 

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Commencement 2009 – Celebrating Excellence
 

Close to 900 students of the School celebrated their graduation at Commencement 2009 on 12 July. Among the graduates was our inaugural batch of 45 Accountancy students, who have secured jobs even before they received their scrolls. Mr Hsieh Fu Hua, Deputy Chairman of our Management Advisory Board and CEO of the Singapore Exchange and Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Second Minister for Finance and Transport graced the ceremonies and gave speeches.

The celebrations ended with Commencement Dinner that night at Swissotel The Stamford, where graduates, faculty, alumni and staff gathered to mark this joyous occasion.

 
 
 

 

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Asia-Pacific Executive MBA Industry Visit to DHL, Shanghai

 

On 14 July, 40 participants from the 17th Intake of the Asia-Pacific Executive MBA had the honour to visit DHL Supply Chain's flagship Distribution Centre in Shanghai as part of the Logistics and Operations Management module.

At the facility, the participants were given the opportunity to interact with the senior management team and gained much insight into the time-sensitive nature of the business and its operations. We also had the privilege to tour the Distribution Centre, which has state-of-the-art equipment and systems, bringing the relationship between NUS Business School and DHL Supply Chain China to a higher level.

 
 
 

 

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CIMA Education Carnival Day
 
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) held its education carnival day at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House on 15 July with interactive talks, seminars and workshops. Students and faculty also met up with Prof Michael Bromwich, CIMA professor of accounting and financial management.
 

The four teams of students who took part in the Singapore Final.

 

Four teams chosen to take part in the Singapore final experienced what it is like to be a chartered management accountant. They presented their findings in a competition for the opportunity to represent NUS and Singapore in the global finals.

Students Chan Fun Ruey, Chia Xiao Feng, Zhang Jiaqi and Vincent Low Kah Kee from Aegis Consulting emerged as Champions and will take part in the Global Business Challenge on 21 August this year.

 
 

 

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Business Advisors Programme Launched by NUS Business School Alumni Association
 

The NUS Business School Alumni Association launched a new National University of Singapore-Singapore Business Federation Business Advisors Programme (NUS-SBF BAP) on 31 July to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) tap into the expertise of professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) as Business Advisors to build their capabilities for growth.

The programme will match and deploy NUS alumni who are PMETs to SMEs for short-term consulting assignments averaging six months, capitalizing on the expertise, experience and market knowledge of the PMETs to help SMEs in their business strategies and operations.

Serving as a receptacle for SME projects and deploying business advisors, NUS Business School Alumni Association will screen potential business advisors and match them to various SMEs while providing frameworks for project scoping, costing, matching and review. To ensure that all participants will be more than adequately prepared, NUS Business School will also tap on its faculty members and volunteer alumni mentors to provide advice to the participants.

 
(L-R) Mr Yeo Keng Joon, Mr Benny Lee, NUS Business School Dean and Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor Bernard Yeung, Mr Lim Chai Boon, NUS President Prof Tan Chorh Chuan, Mr Wong Ah Long
 
 

 

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Forum on Human Capital Insights
 

Organised by NUS Business School, NUS Business School Alumni Association and Kelly Services, this breakfast panel discussion on 8 July attracted 130 senior management participants. The impressive cross-discipline panel comprised Professor Richard Arvey, Head of Management and Organization Department at NUS Business School; Mr Pratap Nambia, founder and CEO of Thought Perfect, and Executive-in-Residence at NUS Business School; Mr Howie Lau (BBA 1993), General Manager and Executive Director, Lenovo ASEAN/Korea; and Mr Carl Camden, Global CEO and President of Kelly Services Inc.

The event marked the successful inaugural partnership between the three organizers. It was also timely, allowing alumni to learn from global CEOs about future trends in Asia Pacific as the region continues to increase in prominence on the world stage.

 

(L-R) Mr Jonas Ang, Vice President of Human Resource APAC, Kelly Services together with the panel speakers Mr Howie Lau (BBA, 1993); Mr Pratap Nambiar; Prof Richard Arvey and Mr Carl Camden.

 

 

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Alumni Summit & Dinner in Kuala Lumpur
 

Prof Lim Chin, Dept of Business Policy, addressing the participants at a forum in Kuala Lumpur.  

 

On 17 July, the KL Alumni Chapter and Sunway University College organized a forum where Prof Lim Chin, Dept of Business Policy, spoke on The Global Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Emerging Asia.

More than 130 people attended the forum, after which distinguished guests and alumni were invited for dinner at the Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa. During the dinner, the KL Alumni Chapter office bearers were officially appointed and there were opportunities for them to interact and network with each other.

 
 

 

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Forum by North China Alumni Network
 

On 4 July, the North China Alumni Network organized its first forum on Insights on SOE Off-shore Expansion from the Failure of China Aviation Oil . The new Executive Committee was announced during the event, with Mr Jia Chang Bin, Vice President of China Aviation Supplies Holding Company, being appointed as the new Chairman.

 
Mr Jia was also the keynote speaker at the forum and discussed issues on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, investments and risk managements, and the overseas expansion of Chinese enterprises. The event not only offered a networking platform for the alumni, but also presented an in-depth analysis of the difficulties and concerns involved in the process of international expansion.
 

(L-R) The panel includes MBA Alumni Mr Zhang Heng, Mr Jia Chang Bin, Mr Zhang Yong who is also our MBA alumni and our APEX-C alumni Mr Huang Zuo Dong.

 
 

 

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  SCHOOL NEWS
 

Philanthropy Breakfast Talk with Jet Li

Raising Funds for Needy Students
  Gift Donation of $1 million to the School
 

Third Singapore International Conference on Finance

 

Breakfast Talk Series on the Financial Crisis: The Asia Factor and the China-Led Recovery

 

Get connected with your fellow alumni here!
 
FACULTY NEWS

Congratulations to Prof Duan Jin-Chuan

 
STUDENT NEWS

A Warm Welcome for Students of CEMS Master’s in International Management

Commencement 2009 – Celebrating Excellence

Asia-Pacific Executive MBA Industry Visit to DHL, Shanghai

CIMA Education Carnival Day

  ALUMNI NEWS

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Business Advisors Programme Launched by NUS Business School Alumni Association

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Forum on Human Capital Insights

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Alumni Summit & Dinner in Kuala Lumpur

  NEWS FROM SHANGHAI OFFICE
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Forum by North China Alumni Network

   1 Aug

 

MBA Alumni CSR Initiative with Cancer Society
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Seminar Hall, Level 2
Contact Darryl Hoo from our Global Alumni Network Office for more details.

   3 Aug

 

Career Services Orientation for MBAs : Overview of Career Services
Time: 10.15am - 11am
Venue: LT 16
Contact Edsel Martinez from our Career Services Office for more details.

NUS Business School Undergraduate Freshmen Orientation Week 2009
Until 6 August
Contact Clement Cheong from BBA Programme Office for more details.

MBA Orientation 2009
Until 7 August
Venue: LT 16/LT 18/Outward Bound Singapore
Contact Caleb Chew from MBA Programme Office for more details.

   4 Aug

 

MBA Exchange Orientation
Time: 10am
Venue: Conference Room F
Contact Zahira from MBA Programme Office for more details.

Career Services Orientation for MBAs : Career Planning Programmes and Resources
Time: 10am - 12pm
Contact Edsel Martinez from Career Services Office for more details.

   5 Aug

 

Roundtable discussion on “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” - Resignation of Independent Directors
Time: 8.45am - 12pm
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel
Contact K K Lalanika Vasanthi from Corporate Governance for Financial Reporting Centre for more details.

   11 Aug

 

Keppel O & M Project Management Seminar
Until 12 August
Venue: KOM Tower
Contact Shahrany Hassan from Office of Executive Education for more details.

   12 Aug

 

MBA Welcome Back Tea Session (2nd Year)
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: Career Services Assessment Center
Contact Edsel Martinez from Career Services Office for more details.

BBA Internship Briefing
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

BBA Career Planning and Management Programme (Class A1): Introduction to Career Planning
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: LT 18
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

   13 Aug

 

BBA Career Planning and Management Programme (Class A2): Introduction to Career Planning
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: LT 18
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

BAC Internship Briefing
Time: 6.30pm
Contact Alison Ang from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation by
Bain & Co

Time: 6.30pm
Contact Stephanie Au from Career Services Office for more details.

   14 Aug

 

Recruitment Presentation by OCBC for MBAs
Time: 12.30pm - 2.30pm
Venue: Conference Room B
Contact Jannisis Loo from Career Services Office for more details.

Liuzhou Networking Event
Venue: Liuzhou , Guangxi Province, China
Contact Chen Ying from Office of Executive Education for more details.

   15 Aug

 

Stanford – NUS Executive Programme in International Management
Until 29 August
Venue: Four Seasons Hotel
Contact Rachel Ma from Office of Executive Education for more details.

Southern China Alumni Network-NUS Shatian Hope School Visit
Until 17 August
Venue: Shatian Hope School
Contact Angel An from NUS Business School Shanghai Office for more details.

   16 Aug

 

UCLA – NUS Executive MBA Intake 5 & 6 Programme Segment
Until 29 August
Venue: UCLA Anderson Campus
Contact Wendy Lee from UCLA - NUS Executive MBA Programme Office for more details.

   17 Aug

 

MBA Career Planning & Management Programme (1st Year): Overview of the Job Market & Job Search Strategies
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Venue: Conference Room B1
Contact Bani Bagga from Career Services Office for more details.

Advanced Government Programme to Guangzhou Tax
Until 29 August
Venue: Conference Room J
Contact Chen Ying from Office of Executive Education for more details.

   18 Aug

 

MBA Career Planning & Management Programme (2nd Year): Back Planning Your Job Search Strategy by Claire Lecoq
Time: 9am - 12pm
Venue: Conference Room B
Contact Edsel Martinez from Career Services Office for more details.

MBA Career Planning & Management Programme (2nd Year): Career Coaching Sessions with Claire Lecoq (Day 1)
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: Career Services Office
Contact Edsel Martinez from Career Services Office for more details.

Career Talk by Standard Chartered Private Bank: Private Banking-What It Takes To Make It In Wealth Management
Time: 6.15pm
Contact Wang Wai Yee from our Career Services Office for more details.

MBA Welcome Back Luncheon
Time: 12.30pm - 2pm
Venue: NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House
Contact Caleb Chew from our MBA Programme Office for more details.

   19 Aug

 

Research Seminar by Assoc Prof Jacques Olivier
Time:
3.30pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Staff Lounge Meeting Room
Contact Jasmine Lim from Department of Finance for more details.

MBA Career Planning & Management Programme (2nd Year): Career Coaching Sessions with Claire Lecoq (Day 2)
Time: 9am - 6pm
Venue: Career Services Office
Contact Edsel Martinez from Career Services Office for more details.

BBA Recruitment Briefing
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

BBA Career Planning and Management Programme (Class A1): Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: LT 18
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

Panasonic Asia Oceania Management Seminar
Until 20 August
Venue: Conference Room D
Contact Robin Ngan from Office of Executive Education for more details.

   20 Aug

 

BBA Career Planning and Management Programme (Class A2): Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: LT 18
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

PKU CEO Until 23 August Programme
Venue: Conference Room B
Contact Chen Ying from Office of Executive Education for more details.

   21 Aug

 

Recruitment Presentation by P&G for MBAs
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: Hon Sui Sen Conference Room
Contact Bani Bagga from Career Services Office for more details.

MBA Career Skill Workshop: Fund Management by JP Odunlami
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Venue: Conference Room D
Contact Zitah from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation by HSBC
Time: 6.15pm
Contact Wang Wai Yee from Career Services Office for more details.

MBA FT Ranking Dinner
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Venue: Ivory Kitchen (Clarke Quay)
Contact Darryl Hoo from our Global Alumni Network Office for more details.

   22 Aug

 

Alumni Luncheon for Past BizAd Presidents
Time: 11.30am - 2pm
Contact Lee Wai Min from our Global Alumni Network Office for more details.

   24 Aug

 

MBA Career Planning & Management Programme (1st Year): Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Venue: Conference Room B1
Contact Bani Bagga from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation by Daiwa Securities SMBC Singapore Limited
Time: 6.15pm
Contact Wang Wai Yee from Career Services Office for more details.

   25 Aug

 

Recruitment Presentation by Temasek Holdings (by invitation only)
Time: 3pm - 5pm
Venue: Temasek Holdings
Contact Wang Wai Yee from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation by UBS
Time: 6.15pm
Contact Wang Wai Yee from Career Services Office for more details.

MBA Exchange Recruitment Briefing 2009
Time: 10am
Contact Zahira from our MBA Programme Office for more details.

   26 Aug

 

BBA Career Planning and Management Programme (Class A1): Competing Successfully at Interviews
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: LT 18
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation by World Vision
Time: 3pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Conference Room D
Contact Jannisis Loo from Career Services Office for more details.

   27 Aug

 

BBA Career Planning and Management Programme (Class A2): Competing Successfully at Interviews
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: LT 18
Contact Lee Hui Peng from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation by MAS
Time: 6.15pm
Contact Wang Wai Yee from Career Services Office for more details.

Distinguished MBA Alumni Luncheon
Time: 11.30am - 2pm
Venue: The Scholar Restaurant ( Kent Ridge Guild House)
Contact Florence Leow from Global Alumni Network Office for more details.

   28 Aug

 

Professional Tailoring Services for MBAs and BBAs
Time: 9am - 1pm (MBA), 1pm - 5.30pm (BBA)
Venue: Career Services Office
Contact Lee Hui Peng or Zitah from Career Services Office for more details.

MBA Career Skill Workshop: Fund Management by JP Odunlami
Time: 12pm - 3pm
Venue: Conference Room D
Contact Zitah from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation by United Premas for MBAs
Time: 12.30pm - 2pm
Venue: Hon Sui Sen Conference Room
Contact Jannisis Loo from Career Services Office for more details.

Vault Campus Presentation by Jon Braun for MBAs
Time: 3pm - 6pm
Venue: Hon Sui Sen Auditorium
Contact Edsel Martinez from our Career Services Office for more details.

Launch of Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy
Time: 10am - 4.30pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium
Contact Rajes Brown from Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy for more details.

Mandarin Alumni Board Of Directors Meeting
Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Staff Lounge Meeting Room
Contact Kwok Feng Gui from Global Alumni Network Office for more details.

   31 Aug

 

MBA Career Planning & Management Programme (1st Year): Networking That Works
Time: 12pm - 6pm
Venue: Conference Room B1
Contact Bani Bagga from Career Services Office for more details.

Recruitment Presentation: P&G Finance Challenge Week
Time: 6.30pm
Contact Stephanie Au from Career Services Office for more details.

Advanced Bank Management Programme to Chongqing Bank
Until 4 September
Venue: Conference Room J
Contact Chen Ying from Office of Executive Education for more details.

 
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